Supply chain management

Aug 14, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a public workshop Sept. 5-6 on “Medical Product Shortages during Disasters: Opportunities to Predict, Prevent and Respond.” The workshop will focus on information sharing, supply chain infrastructure and enhanced stakeholder…
Aug 14, 2018
The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management yesterday presented its 2018 George R. Gossett Leadership Award to Deborah Sprindzunas, who has served as the association’s executive director for the past 20 years. The group’s highest honor, the award recognizes an individual for…
Feb 8, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration today approved a domestic system for producing Technetium-99m, the most widely used radioisotope for nuclear medical imaging. The current Tc-99m production process requires shipping enriched uranium to other countries for irradiation, resulting in a complicated and…
Feb 1, 2018
Hospitals are experiencing shortages of sterile water used to reconstitute certain medications for injection, according to a new factsheet by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and University of Utah Drug Information Service, which includes strategies to help pharmacists and…
Jan 29, 2018
Baxter Healthcare Corp. Friday updated U.S. hospital customers on its efforts to address a critical shortage of intravenous solutions since Hurricane Maria impacted its manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico. Millions of units have been shipped to U.S. hospitals from Baxter facilities in other…
Jan 5, 2018
Intravenous saline and amino acid drug supplies should begin to increase in the next few weeks as manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico ramp up production, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said yesterday in an update on the shortages. “Just before the holidays…